Needlepoint Finishing and Wedding Pillow Design
My friends Bob and Irene got married this summer, and I decided that since we love our ring bearer pillow so much, I’d have to make them one! (You click the following link see our wedding ring bearer pillow.)
Not only was this a fun project to design, but it also was a great opportunity for us to test out our new needlepoint finisher and our pillow finisher. I’ve used them 5 times so far, as can be seen on the cat needlepoint post and in our newsletter, but this time the stitcher got away from the tent stitches and she decided what stitches she thought would look best.
Designing the pillow was relatively simple, I used Bob and Irene’s wedding invitation for my design inspiration, and made some alterations in photoshop. You can see I even used their invitation for matching the colors.
We used a burgundy velveteen backing for the pillow, and the contrast looks great. My only regret on this project, is that I think I should have made the pillow 12 x 12 rather than 8 x 8. It does not cost much extra to put a ‘frame’ around the needlepoint, and I think fills out better on a sofa.
If you have a project that you don’t have time for, we can make it for you. Our prices start at $2 per inch for stitching, $50 for custom needlepoint kits, $60 for pillow finishing, or $160 for a complete custom ring bearer pillow.
You can visit our personalized needlepoint shop online at www.needlepaint.com